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Juvenile criminal Law.
Can a jugde make both parents go to coucil concerning their child if one of the parents does not want to go? Can a judge put a parent in jail for refusing to sign a consent form to allow someone to video the meeting between parent and council or for the parent refusing to go to couciling? Case in point: I do not wish to attend court or anything else concerning the situation with my son. My son made this problem against my objection and there is no guarentee that he want make them again. I don’t want to spend my days and time running back and forth for nothing. “”Juvenile court in Louisiana.
Asked on May 12, 2009 under Criminal Law, Louisiana
B. B., Member, New Jersey Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney
Answered 12 years ago | Contributor
I would very strongly recommend a detailed consultation with a local attorney who has experience dealing with the juvenile justice system, before you refuse or fail to comply with a court order. One place you can look for the attorney you need is our website, http://attorneypages.com
Your attorney will want to know quite a bit more about the case: the "problem," your son's age, and what has gone on in the case so far.
However, as a general rule, it is well within a juvenile court judge's power to require you to come to court, and to go to counselling with your son. And if you ignore or defy a court order, you can be jailed, fined, or both, for contempt -- after which you will still almost surely have to comply with the original court order anyway.
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